Ms Alison Cortis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta and later on obtained the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma in International Trust Management. She started her professional career over twenty years ago in the private sector with an international company specialising in the administration and management of trusts. Ms Cortis also worked with a local investment firm specialising in brokerage. Alison is the Senior Technical Expert within Conduct Supervision at the Malta Financial Services Authority. She joined the MFSA in 2010 and has since been mainly involved both in the supervision of Trustees and Company Service Providers, as well as managing the team and ensuring that the team was able to deliver in a timely and efficient manner. Alison is currently involved in the amendments to be carried out to the regulatory framework applicable to Trustees and the one applicable to Company Service Providers, providing technical assistance and/or training to staff and participating together with senior management in meetings held with national and international stakeholders.